NPP to restore confidence in public school system
Mr Carlos Kingsley Ahenkorah, New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) Parliamentary Candidate for Tema West, says the party would reverse the low level of confidence in public schools, especially at the basic level.
He said Ghanaians should give the NPP the chance to rule the country in the November 7 polls to fix the fallen standards of education.
“Schools such as Oninku used to perform well but now they are all not doing well as expected. I have identified that for us to improve on the standards of our public schools. Some of these challenges would have to be tackled. Educational standards in the public schools have …gone down,” he said.
Mr Ahenkorah who is the Managing Director of Carloking Freight Services in Tema said this when he interacted with newsmen at his campaign office at Sakumono at the weekend.
He said the issue of job creation continues to be a major focus of the NPP adding that he would unearth the potential of the youth to be able to find jobs in all the sectors of the economy.
“It is not just the white man’s job that can keep one going but if a lot of potentials are harnessed well it would help. People would have work to do and also contribute to the development of their communities and the nation at large.”
Mr Ahenkorah said in order to prevent people from moving from the rural area to the urban centres, the nation needs to consider providing adequate infrastructure and job opportunities for the rural dwellers.
He said this was the reason why the NPP wants to provide one factory in every district.
“One factory per district by Nana Addo is coming to the fore. Some of the district don’t even need factories at all for instance in Tema, but we need it outside the capital.
“If the NPP wins most people would not move to the urban centres because a lot of infrastructure is going to be provided in the rural areas which will prevent them from coming to the cities to look for non existing jobs,’ he emphasised.
On the issue of women empowerment, the parliamentary candidate said, he would empower women to be self sufficient in order to help address some challenges they are confronted with.
He underscored the need for the country to formulate policies that would address the need of everybody.
He said the lack of qualified persons in positions to influence policies has contributed to the low level of development in the country.
“Some professionals come with guidelines, which they do not understand but with such an understanding, I will help drive policies that would help shape the development of the country.’’ he added.
Mr Ahenkorah advised the youth to make choices that has the tendency to affect them positively because in his view “anything the youth will do will have repercussions in their life. They have chances and so should make very good choices in life”.